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only on al jazeera america. ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour i'm in doha with our top stories. >> we have discovered 159 which we believe to be graves. >> reporter: malaysia police discover human remains in jungle camps used by human traffickers. i.s.i.l. sets fire to part of iraq's biggest oil refinery as iraqi forces prepare for a fight. one month on nepal offer prayers
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to remember victims of the country's biggest earthquake in living memory. >> i'm harry faucet in kathmandu and we will report on the very many and serious challenges of rebuilding nepal one month on. celebrations in the streets of madrid after spain's ruling party suffers a major defeat in local elections. ♪ we begin with breaking news from tunisia, a soldier has turned his gun on his colleagues. he killed a colonel and injured eight other soldiers at a military military barracks in tunis and shot and killed and we are live from tunis on more about what we know about this development. >> reporter: it happened at a camp which is right in the heart
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of tunis very close to the bardo museum where the incident happened in march where 22 were killed and close to the parliament. details are quite sketchy at the moment but we understand that this man, basically opened fire on his colleagues in this very important barracks in the heart of tunis. at the time of the shooting a nearby mosque and a school were evacuated, clearly people were concerned this would be an outside incident but we are being told by the tunisian military this is an inside incident and i have yet to confirm in this is not in their words a terrorist incident. >> and obviously that would be the first question that is top of mind for people they are particularly because of what happened back in march at the national museum remind us about that. >> reporter: what happened in
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march really shook the whole country because it was an attack at the heart of one of tunesia's most important tourist sites on mainly foreigners and also carried out by tunisians who were trained in libya. now, people are still realing from that attack and also there have been other incidents as well attacks on soldiers and military around the country and the army very much is a symbol of security in this country. if you remember back in the revolution it was the army that stood with the people and not with the president. so people here even if it wasn't indeed a security incident related to some of the armed groups that are operating in the country, people here will be deeply saddened and shocked by what happened because they see the army as an important institution, as a stable institution, disciplined institution that protects
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tunesia nshgs tunesian. >> thank you so much. police in malaysia say they found 139 graves believes to be trafficking victims. the bodies were discovered on sunday near the border with thailand. we will be live with our correspondents in the malaysia state and in the thai capitol in a moment first though this report from florence. >> reporter: they were held captive by traffickers trying to escort ransom money from families and children's toys and cages to hold prisoners and bullet casings discovered and the camps are abandon and police think they found mass graves nearby. >> we have discovered 139 which we believe to be graves. we don't know what is underneath underneath. we also discovered one highly decomposed body and we will also
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bring that down. we will conduct post mortem on those remains which we found to get to the cause of death. >> reporter: around 28 abandon camps were found along a 50 kilometer stretch of the border. many of the camp occupants are thought to have come from myanmar and bangladesh. more than 3600 migrants from those countries traveled by boat to indonesia, thailand and malaysia in the past two weeks alone. thousands more are thought to be trapped at sea. most are thought to be rohingya who are trying to escape persecution at home in myanmar and they and other migrants resort to paying people smugglers to get them to other countries to find work. if they don't go by sea many try escaping over land borders, the jungle between malaysia and tie land is known to be used by both smugglers and traffickers, earlier this month similar camps and more graves were found on the thai side of the border. >> the only thing that is
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surprising about this is that the malaysia government didn't find these camps earlier. we have known there has been these camps on both sides of the border. now malaysia really has to investigate what was happening there, whether there was official complicity of running of the camps by authorities and others and prosecute those involved. >> reporter: human rights watch also says there needs to be international pressure put on the myanmar government to stop the persecution of the rohingya people. until the rohingya feel safe to stay in myanmar it's feared many more will perish in trafficking camps or at sea. >> we are in the malaysia state where those graves were found and she is joining us live now so florence what do we know about how long these camps could possibly have been there? >> reporter: right now well police say when they got to
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these camps all the camps had been abandon and some abandoned only recently because of what they found traces of food remnants and half cooked mealings or half eaten meals and clothing but the inspector general of police also said he believed some of the camps could have been there for at least two years and one could have been there since 2013. we have not been to those camps but we have seen pictures that the police took of those camps and certainly when you look at those camps you would believe that these are camps where these human smugglers and the human trafficking rings didn't want to keep their human cargo there for a few months. some of these camps had piping from a stream and built ponds for their water supply. now, we are not able to tell yet and police not able to confirm until they have done a full excavation of the area until the forensic team has completed a thorough investigation will
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they be able to give us more information about how the graves and camps are. >> it's early on this is still early in the investigation, there are a lot of things we don't know how could this possibly have been operating for so long and extensively without anybody knowing? >> that's right and this is a question put to the inspector general of police at a press conference earlier on monday. now, the authorities had very recently denied the existence of these camps and now they come out and say we found these camps and we are not hiding anything we are being absolutely transparent. they say the reason they have made those discovery is because there has been exchange of information with their thai counterparts and also because they arrested about 37 people from the start of this year. all in relation to human trafficking and smuggling and it was the result of interrogation of the people they made the discovery. questions will still have to be asked are malaysia officials
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involved in this and the inspector general says he will be inspecting the incident and malaysia police definitely do not condone human trafficking and will be investigating this. >> all right florence is live in the state thank you so much. let's go to bangkok now where scott hidler is reported and florence mentioned there is a possibility of the same situation on the thai side of the border what more can you tell us about that? >> reporter: we know earlier in the month there were 7 camps discovered on this side of the border and we spoke with the lead body investigating those camps, investigating these human trafficking networks and he is confident this general we spoke with that that's it there are no more camps to be found on this side of the border. he says that the thai police is working very closely with malaysia police and actually there are to malaysia officers in their headquarters for this operation down in the southern part of this country so he says
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they are working very very close together. he says that what this indicates, these new graves being found on the malaysia side of the border he says this indicates this is a trans national organization operation that has been going on. he is confident that this side of the border now has been sealed, also the waterways have been sealed. so that is their top priority. he said mainly because they have the key suspects already in custody. so what their primary objective is making sure the borders stay sealed and no one comes through waterways as well. moving forward the biggest challenge is the sea because he says the sea is reaching a period for the next six months where the waters are calm and boats will be able to slip by easily and that is what they are folk used on and investigating the camps and is confident the general of the royal thai police and the seven found earlier in the month is it and no more and they have key suspects in custody. >> scott is reporting from
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bangkok, scott thank you so much. washington and baghdad are blaming each other for letting the iraqi city of ramadi fall in i.s.i.l. hands a week ago. u.s. defense secretary ashton carter said iraqi soldiers lacked will to fight in ramadi and washington failed to provide weapons and air support. meanwhile i.s.i.l. fighters have reportedly set the country's biggest oil refinery on fire and captured it last year and this is between mosul, iraq's second largest city the seat of the power in the country and the capitol baghdad. iraqi security forces are now advancing to retake it as we report. >> reporter: iraq's largest oil refinery burns in the distance fighters from islamic state of iraq and levante in the refinery set fire to parts of it in a bid to stop advances by iraqi security forces and i.s.i.l. set off nine car bombs killing dozens of iraqi forces and shia
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fighters and this i.s.i.l. video is said to show them burning machinery inside the areas they control. iraqi security forces say the destruction is hindering their efforts to recapture the refinery. >> translator: we are about two kilometers radius from refinery yes it's open terrain which i.s.i.l. have booby trapped frenchs and barracks and roadside bombs and hoping the forces will overcome the obstacles and the enemy is desperate and lost man power and fire power now and trying different methods to hold our advance. >> reporter: the facility has been hard fought over for the last six months with both i.s.i.l. and iraqi forces at different times claiming they have been in control. this is a major source of income whoever is in control of it and it's unclear why i.s.i.l. would set fire to it and we seen i.s.i.l. use the tactics before with the car bombs in ramadi
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when they took the city over ten days ago. this may be a direct push to keep security forces out for good. al jazeera, baghdad. neighboring syria 15 people killed in government air strikes in the i.s.i.l. controlled city of palmyra. meanwhile i.s.i.l. fighters have reportedly killed more than 200 people in and around the ancient city after its capture last week. the dead reported to include captured government soldiers and civilians accused of backing president assad. four dead and 67 injured after a suicide attack in afghanistan's kabul province and eyewitnesses say attackers used a truck to carry out the blast outside a provincial council building. nigeria cell phone provider urgently needs diesel to prevent shutting down services country wide. it is the latest business hit by a month-long fuel crisis in
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africa's biggest oil producer all right aircraft grounded going to other african countries to fuel for flights abroad and we are joined live in northern nigeria with more on the situation that has been developing for quite sometime. >> reporter: well actually gradually it's ground to a halt in parts of nigeria at the moment. here where i'm standing now is one of the few gas stations that dispenses fuel a city of more than 10 million people. the rest of the city very few petrol stations are selling and where they are open they are selling way beyond government-controlled prices. so what we are seeing here is that energy short analyzes are affecting different parts of the country and different sectors of lives in nigeria. at the moment transportation
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costs have gone high and cost of service have gone high and hearing about disruption in services like banks, like electricity supply schools and name them, every other sector of the economy is affected by the energy crisis the country has. >> live for us from cano and we will have much more on the situation with the fuel crisis in nigeria just ahead in the newscast so keep it here. still ahead no surprises in ethiopia elections but what does it mean for the people? and we will tell you why lebanon is concerned about farm animals being brought from syria by refugees. and in sport find out if lebron james have done enough to get the cavs in striking range of the nba finals. ♪
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it has been a month since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit nepal killing some 8600 people. harry faucet is standing by live for us in kathmandu with more on this really somber anniversary, harry? >> reporter: indeed we are here in the square in the middle of kathmandu, world heritage unesco the heart and soul of the city and what happens to the real treasure of the architecture hit home very hard and for many people here this is just another day of a still unfolding dizzy as disaster and trying to maintain livelihoods and other instances looking for aid but some people did use this day to pause and reflect on what had happened exactly a month ago. a youth organization gathered around what was a very famous tower here in kathmandu which was brought down by the earthquake 180 people found in
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the rubble afterwards and gathered around 11:59 a.m. the precise moment on april 25th that the earthquake struck and they held 56 seconds of silence and then interestingly afterwards they went on and pledged themselves publically to repair and rebuild this country as individuals. that is something we have noticed a lot of individuals outside of ngos outside of governmental organizations are really taking it on themselves to provide aid to help people with rebuilding their hoechlmes. this is one of the poorest countries in the world economy and the economy was severely hit but what happened here and government estimates that some $7 billion will be needed to reconstruct this country in the long-term. it says that a million private homes and public buildings have been damaged or destroyed. the tourism sector is a major source of income here. $460 million u.s. dollars earned from that in 2013 and the climbing routes are closed and
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hotels damaged and u.n. says half of historical sites have been reduced to rubble. other sectors, and service and agriculture, health education have also been seriously hit. all of that is compounded by what many critics here are saying about government response and saying uncoordinated and before there there are problems in terms of billing regulation and so on in a country marked by poor governance and high levels of corruption for much of the resent history and put it to the information minister and he said yes he recognized the issues and now is the time for the government to step up in bringing in huge amounts of international aid and also in a more immediate sense supplying people who need temporary shelter ahead of monsoon with corrugated sheets and gi sheets and said they would get those in time for the monsoon season. >> in just about a month we should be able to provide money for people to buy sheets and
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sell supplies and help them build temporary shelters. what i'm basically saying is handing out cash is going to start in just about a day or two. >> reporter: of course it's not just the fabric of the buildings and homes that have been destroyed, it's the fabric of families as well. many people are having to deal with the up coming monsoon in the face of continuing grief and andrew simmons my colleague went to one village in the region just after the earthquake about a week after the earthquake and a young girl was there waiting to see what would have happened to her mother and her brother who were trapped in the rubble of their home. sadly it was found they had been killed. he went back to visit her and her family to see how they were coping. >> reporter: the lush greenery cannot hide the pain and it tests every fascet of human
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endurance. the path they are following is the one taken a month ago by a mother and her baby who were buried in the rubble. for three days the family watched as the search continued and she kept clinging to the hope her mother and baby brother were alive. a grandmother feared the worst and when the bodies were found there was though dignity, just a crowd watching an earth movement take the bodies past the family. a father who could not face up to what happened and his daughter distraught. they went through the traditional 13 days of mourning but they struggled to find comfort. this is a homeless family finding it hard to rebuild its spirits. >> translator: i would love to get my life back but the repeated tremors affected the
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mental state of everyone in the village. it's not just me with my loss. it's difficult to think of a plan to rebuild. we fear another earthquake. >> reporter: she looks to her grandmother instead of her mother now but what was left of her childhood may have also gone with her loss. she makes sure grandma takes her medication. >> translator: we don't have a home and we are compelled to live like this the rains are coming and i don't know who will help us. >> reporter: she also makes sure the livestock next door are fed on time. there is little difference between the animal shelter and what has to serve as a family home these days. neighbors are determined to change that. some are demolishing what used to be their homes. self help is the only commonty in good supply and materials
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provided are put to good use but it's only temporary shelter and her father knows hard work is ahead of him but he has to rebuild his life before dealing with the fabric that will support it. this is her parents' house and rebuilt after the 193 # earthquake and going to have to rebuilt because of structural damage and this is his uncle's home next door and that also needs a rebuild, while this is her house, the entire second floor has collapsed and it's going to have to be demolished and rebuilt. a close family, their homes in ruins. yet they do have the end result to rebuild. there are bound to be moments when she cannot see a future. she has the support and warmth of a large extended family though and everyone of them is determined to overcome the destruction and loss. andrew simmons, al jazeera,
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nepal. idea of the emotional empacts on some of the children caught up in these individual tragedies across the country. there is also the impact on their education to worry about as well. the government says that universities and colleges they were due to go back yesterday, sunday, next sunday will be when schools are due to get back into operation but the government admits that many of them won't be ready to do so because of damage and indeed many children aren't ready to do so either. the impact on the education infrastructure in this country has been vast. the worst areas have been seen 90% of schools destroyed, more than 24,000 classrooms damaged, the government says that it hopes to reconstruct 7,000 or construct 7,000 temporary learning centers to take up some of the slack in the meantime. even if they withstood they are used for shelters or storing
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relief and unicef says a million children may not return to school without action to repair damaged buildings and fear the earthquake could reverse decades of steady progress and improving primary school attendance so where schools are preparing to go back into operation and saying many of the children who were suffering so in the light of what has happened to them some will want the normalcy that provides but others simply may not be ready as my colleague reports reports. >> reporter: nepal's district has a picture perfect landscape. or at least it did before the earthquake. nothing has been spared. homes, hotels and schools. this one housed more than 100 primary students from the area. before the may 12th aftershock damaged these buildings, this school was already in need of money for a new boundary wall equipment and furniture.
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so the head teacher isn't sure of when or if the government will come through with the money to rebuild the place from scratch. >> translator: the monsoon rains are coming next month and no one can do anything. international community will have to keep pushing the government to make sure they use the money to rebuild schools. >> reporter: given the lack of government funding before the quake he is not counting on it but the education ministry says they are already working on a plan. >> translator: some schools will need to be redesigned and others will have to be moved to safer spots. it's hard to say but it will cost tens of million of dollars to rebuild all the damaged schools. >> reporter: getting the schools ready even temporary ones is one thing but preparing students to come back is something different as most have been too busy dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake to focus on school. up the road from where his home used to stand 18-year-old left his school in kathmandu after
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april's quake and may's aftershock destroyed his home and the books he brought to study for exams. >> translator: the half shock i have not been able to concentrate on my studies. the tremors keep happening. there is no time to study even if i wanted to. >> reporter: in kathmandu some schools are ready to reopen but the books and uniforms of some students are buried under the rubble of their homes, without them they can't attend classes and they don't believe that is fair. >> translator: i have dreams like anyone else to study and take care of my family but once my school opens i won't be able to go. it's not a good feeling but there is nothing i can do. >> reporter: life has never been easy here and today is another day-to-day struggle for most people. and now the worry is their children's future their education will be marked by the earthquake too. i'm with al jazeera, nepal. now these disasters often really do height enen risk of
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people living out their lives in the open in the months that follow especially vulnerable to that are children and prey to human trafficking and particularly vulnerable among them are those who lost their parents. my colleague traveled to the valley to file this report. >> reporter: displaced and distressed, the survivors of the valley. all of them lost their homes in the earthquake and avalanches that followed. this is what is left of their village seen from the air. wounds are still raw here both physical and mental. and this child is ten. she has not been able to cry. >> translator: my heart hurts she says. my mother, moi my grandmother
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and uncle got buried. >> reporter: they take comfort in each other and she only had a mother but she is gone. >> translator: my uncle went to look for my mother, they only found her shoe. >> reporter: my mother left us when i was young she says, now my father is dead. >> translator: my father was buried. my mother and brother survived but my dad's brother and his wife are dead my dad's sister and her husband are dead. my cousins were at school and are alive. >> reporter: most of the children here in the valley study in kathmandu are in the district headquarters when avalanches and landslides swept the value many of them lost their parents and many still don't know what happened to them. people in the community don't know how to break the news to the children. >> translator: children who were at school here have been told that their parents are in
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the village. they will go into a shock, anything can happen to them. >> reporter: smaller avalanches and land slides have not stopped yet making recovery operations difficult. not all survivors have been evacuated and villagers are still counting the dead. these people have no where to return to. the children who lost their parents are yet to realize that they have also lost their place in the world. al jazeera, kathmandu. now, what you hear and what you see when you travel around is something that is common to everyone that sees and talks about this disaster self reliance. people have been impressed by just how much people have been able to do for themselves and each other. it has been rightly celebrated but in many instances they have not had much choice to get on
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and do what they can to rebuild by themselves. >> harry faucet live for us from kathmandu on this anniversary. now to weather with robin and a memorial day weekend of really nasty, dangerous weather in parts of the u.s. >> yes, once again, back with us and they were not the biggest problem, tornado and houston was not the best place to be and we had a small tornado touchdown and take off the roofs of 41 apartments here. this is such severe weather but not the worst by any means and texas and oklahoma affected for the whole month but the storm in the last 24 hours from texas right up diagonal to illinois and big clouds and there were more tornados but the amount of rain that came out of the sky and through texas and oklahoma you could take virtually any town or city and get huge rises in the amount of water in short
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term. that is an suv taken downstream and the amount of damage done here is tremendous and that is from record-breaking rainfall. this month, this is may, oklahoma city in the 700 millimeters of rain has been reported and texas 355 and both are records for may. now we started off really in drought conditions. three months ago in oklahoma half of oklahoma was under at least severe drought conditions and goes beyond and texas more than a quarter of dry conditions and now less than 10% arkansas and 3% in texas. do you know what? the rain hasn't yet finished. >> wow, okay rob thank you so much. reminder of our top stories on al jazeera. soldier in tunisia killed a colonel and two others at a military barracks and the gunman was shot and killed. police in malaysia found 139 graves believed to contain the
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bodies of trafficking victims. they also discovered 28 abandon camps on the border with thailand capable of housing hundreds of people. i.s.i.l. fighters have set fire to iraq's largest oil refinery as iraqi security forces advance towards begi and government leaders in washington and baghdad are blaming each other for letting the city of ramadi fall into i.s.i.l. hands a week ago. preliminary result in ethiopia national elections expected to be released in the coming hours, final vote counting will not be completed until next month. on sunday millions of ethiopians voted in a regional and parliamentary poll and opposition accused ruling party of using repressive measures to remain in power. joining us from melbourne we have an ethiopian legal scholar and we appreciate your time very much and how would you
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characterize the way the elections have been conducted? >> well thank you. i think the election the result at least, was not very much expected to show us some upsets. there are no surprises. this morning one of the government affiliated media outlets was suggesting that they have won 100% of the parliamentary seats both federal and regional. and that that is no surprise. for me the election, the entire process was i characterized it in one of my articles recently awarded by other means because the incumbent of the people democratic front is a former liberation front, coalition of many liberation fronts about four of them. and the way it ran the campaign
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the way it always does politics is more military and they used the language of fight, combat and struggle. so for me this election was only a war by other means and they took the offensive for many many years especially since 2005 and the offensive has paid off if they have won 100% of the seats so no surprises. for many years now they have been using the bureaucratic to control the society and larger society and have been using their military effectiveness to subdue the opponents in the name of fighting terrorism, through the counter terrorism law, in the name of regulating media through the media and freedom and information law. in the name of regulating civil society organizations and political party organizations.
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>> mr. russell let me ask you something because those are strong words you say, war by other means so what needs to or can happen for there to be political progress and have a more open system a more open election? >> well i think part of the problem is that people characterize ethiopia as a known democratic or authority regime and one has to understand it's an open democratic regime and antidemocratic primarily because it has the heritage of a state that is fundamentally impeded respecting it has a federal form now anden antidemocratic because of legacy and the party is not democratic and a collection of four parties and run by
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minority and 3 seats -- 38 seats and opdo and there is spdm the coalition which constitutes 60 70% of the entire population the entire parliamentary seat. now, so because when you look at the -- how decisions are made how the tpla actually is the most important component of elpds and meijerty is the pre eminent force for influence in the country then you know that that party itself is not a democratic party and antidemocratic by heritage by because of the state form that it inherited and the state as you know is a creation of colonial law of the 19th century and domestic imperil law of the 20th century and an is in place.
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>> it will be a month. >> presiding over that state. >> yes, sir, and lit be about a month before we have final election results and we appreciate your insight very much. thank you. protesters in burundi say they are willing to do anything to get more people to take part in the demonstrations. for weeks they have been on the streets of the capitol opposing the president's bid for a third third term in office and we have more. >> reporter: another day of protests here and people seem adamant and have a strategy and some gathering over there, the plan is to eventually get in the city center the police know this and police are on the ground pretty much in every volume volitile neighborhoods and getting as many people as possible to participate in protests and not use fear and they are stopping them from going to town and carrying
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people to work and goen to market and telling the people in the market to shut down the market, they cannot sell and come out on the streets and that is the strategy and get as many people even if you force them and you gather and march in the city center and they say that is where the big protest will actually take place. it seems people are defiant despite the police being on the streets and they say they have one message to the president they don't want him to run for a third term. spain's ruling party suffered its worst local election result in more than 20 years. [chanting] celebrations in madrid as antiausterity parties made significant gains, the popular party is likely to reduce the prime minister's chances of winning a second term later this year as our tim friend reports. >> reporter: spanish prime minister rohoy is now under extreme pressure. from barcelona to madrid the
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backed candidates scored big successes and rohoy ruling conservative people's party has lost it's overall majority in many other regions. after years of austerity and corruption voters are increasingly disilusioned with the parties and looking elsewhere. >> translator: there are lots of corruption cases and people realize that the usual parties are always doing the same thing and apart from that they are removing a lot of options people should have, employment education. >> translator: it's a shame my three grandsons who are abroad cannot vote one is in dublin and the other one is in france they have to leave because there is no work here. another one is about to finish university and getting ready to get out of there. let's see if we can fix this. the current leaders have to go and the others have to come in. >> reporter: this man pablo the
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leader here was watching sunday's results carefully because a general election is due in november. >> translator: now we are obliged to work very hard to gain strength and continue our part of the political transformation of this country. >> reporter: at times anger over the state of the spanish economy and miss trust of established politicians has spilled on to the streets. [chanting] the new left wing and movements are finding to end the two-party system of the past four decades and drive out the people's party. voters were being asked to choose leaders in 8,000 city halls and 13 of the 17 regional governments in spain which control health and education budgets. the result harolds a new era of politics in spain and coalition government, tim friend al jazeera. opposition leader in venezuela started a hunger
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strike in jail. lopez is also calling for mass anti-government protests next weekend. he was arrested during demonstrations last year against venezuela socialist government. lopez has recorded a video from prison. >> translator: i've made the decision to begin a hunger strike. a hunger strike with a very concrete petition. first the release of the political prisoners and second an end to the persecution, repression and sentence. >> reporter: fighting continues in the city and the exiled government says there is a genocide underway. u.n. backed peace talks have been postponed after president abd rabbuh mansur hadi said he would only attend if houthi rebels first withdrew from the territory they control. the former israeli prime minister has been sentenced to eight years in prison for corruption. a court in jerusalem found him guilty of unlawfully taking money from an american
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supporter, the transaction took place while he was minister of trade and industry, this is a six year sentence he received last year for a separate bribery conviction. the war in syria has forced many people to look forety in lebanon, there are now concerns about the farm animals those refugees brought with them. and we report on the worrying rise and animal diseases. >> reporter: when he and his family left syria three years ago, he took his livestock with him. some died on the way to lebanon, others were sold. only seven sheep and goats from the herd made it. >> translator: how can i leave it behind? it's part of my grandfather's tradition. we earn our living from them. how can i leave it behind? >> reporter: there is estimated there has been a 60% rise in the number of livestock near the border with syria which is causing concern.
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there are more than 1.2 million syrian refugees registered in lebanon and most brought livestock with them and because the war in syria disrupted delivery of animal vaccinations the risk of animal diseases across the border into lebanon has increased. lebanon's agriculture ministry says large number of animals arrived without proper health checks and some farmers have reported new diseases over the past two years. the worst is foot and mouth which causes ulcers and alarm raised over a new disease known as lumpy skin and u.n. food and agriculture organization says it has killed some cattle. >> some skin diseases started appearing in syria as well as lebanon as well as in iraq. the country's bordering syria. worried about the cattle in lebanon because large number of
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cattle growers in lebanon especially are very small growers and they own two, three four cows and they are landless and poor and if one cow dies that one-third of efforts and your livelihood is affected. >> reporter: the cows are immune but still need to be closely watched. cattle trading across border grazing between syria and lebanon existed before the war started and it's almost impossible to prevent the herd following its instincts. and for this man back home to syria is a dream and if it happens he is taking his five daughters with him as well as his goats and sheep. i'm with al jazeera, along the syrian border. still ahead. reporting from new zealand where the country's rugged landscape inspired technology that could save lives. and in sport it's a painful
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day for two crew members at an indy 500 full of crashes and richard will have all of the details. ♪
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♪ a small company in new zealand joining forces with the coast guard to help save lives and their idea is to use drone aircraft lost in remote areas and wayne has the story. >> reporter: using cameras on so called unmanned drones is nothing new but honing them specifically for search and rescue is and in crashes here a
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to-man company is leading the way. >> basically been on a humanitarian side and saving lives and once you get involved in the organization like that you cannot step away from it. a joint venture with the coast guard a voluntary organization and testing shown how the planes fitted with the latest cameras and other technology can provide a valuable eye in the sky, all controlled using a phone or tablet. >> get to this area and i will stop it and go off the back and i can sent it off in the direction they feel needs to be done or it will set maybe 50 meters up behind the boat. >> reporter: the price for the small models are 5,000 and larger drones developed that will be able to stay in the air up to ten hours and carry rescue equipment. with more than 15,000 meters of coastline and isolated mountain ranges new zealand beauty is a magnet for those who love
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outdoors and every day there is a chance something could go wrong and when it does search and rescue workers face huge challenges. the coast guard used a drone to search for someone lost in the mountains last year. ultimately they may be able to vastly reduce their use of conventional aircraft therefore saving money and improving safety. >> at the moment we sends our crews into potentially harm's way quite regularly and if we can actually eliminate the risk of four crew members up in the sky doing a search by sending a uav up that is the god enlanguage. >> reporter: developers working with the red cross and believe a potential use is to search for victims in disaster zones and technology is being developed here in a city that is struggling to rebuild after a large earthquake that stuck four years ago. of course there is a commercial aspect to the project and it has to pay for itself eventually. but in the meantime it is humanitarian groups that stand to benefit from the technology.
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wayne with al jazeera, christ church. all right now time for sport and richard with a game for the ages really. >> yes, it's about lebron james and the cavs are one winn away from the financials and needed over time to take game three with atlanta hawks and it took the toll on lebron james with a foot injury and sarah has more. >> reporter: he is arguably one of the most gifted athletes to have played in the nba but it was a bad first quarter the cleveland lebron jaems against the atlanta hawks, superstar looking awful using his first ten shots. lebron's lack lewsuster saw the hawks fly ahead. before a well executed three pointer from matthew at the bottom of the second quarter and the cavs were back in.
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then at the top of the fourth another three from james jones took them into the lead. >> how did he get that off? >> reporter: and as the game was forced into overtime superstar lebron james finally went into over drive. hitting a three pointer to put the cavs ahead by one. >> who has been struggling. >> reporter: getting another two to finish 37 points 18 rebounds and 13 assistss and cleveland claimed 114-111 victory victory. >> unbelievable. just unbelievable. i've never seen an stat line like that in a playoff game or any other games to be honest with you. >> i play to exhaustion and i play hard and you know and i give my teammates as much as i
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can give and sometimes the body just kind of shuts down at times and that is what happened tonight at one point but in overtime i actually come out but you know i had a second thought, you know and there was though way i wouldn't feel right about the situation, win, lose or draw i would have went to the bench and been out there for my teammates. >> looking for a three and here it is. >> reporter: 3-0 in the series and cavs need just one more win to reach the nba finals. >> it's all over. >> reporter: sarah with al jazeera. in the nhl tampa bay lightning on the verge of reaching stanley cup finals with 3-2 lead in the best of 7 eastern conference finals against new york rangers in gave five lightning found it hard to get past lunquist in the second period and sam ended up playing a crucial rule at madison square
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garden and set them up for the first goal and made one himself. the playoffs with tampa bay won 2-0. >> i think for me it was a great adversity test. our team was winning which was great. the depth prevailed all season for our team and i knew i was playing the right way and when you play the right way things will start going your way. >> reporter: the french open andy murray begins campaign having won to clay court tiels already this season and face this man of argentina in round one. and the women's draw they will start the title of astonia. >> it's really about taking it a match at a time and formed nice memory in the past three years here and to be able to hopefully continue that and continue that form with that experience will be special to be able to do it
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again. >> reporter: the mercedes team apologized to lewis hamilton after admitting a mess -- mistake and rossburg won for a third consecutive year and we have more. >> with the glitz and glammar he has victory in the place he calls home and mercedes leader was in prime position for the first monocco win since 2008 on a track for over taking he knocked down attempt to steal in early march and continued to stutter and they forced the driver without a nose and left him with a five-second penalty. that was of little consequence for the second race in a row a mechanical failure forced him to retire. teenage sensation barged in the barriers to ruin what promises to be easy procession to the
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podium for hamilton. and brought the leader in the pits so close to the end the saviors could watch in frustration as the safety car came out. and rossburg went pad hamilton was left behind. when the race finally restarted hamilton could find no way past on the track's tight turn. >> yes. >> and leading rossberg to victory and hamilton's host blown away by a blunder. >> not the easiest race but the team has been amazing all year long and we win and lose together so i'm just grateful for the job i did. >> very happy of course and know also it was a lot of luck today and there was still brilliantly and deserved to win for sure but that is the way it is and in racing and definitely extremely happy. >> reporter: a second successive win of the season breathes life in the title
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challenge and evens his name in the history books as the fourth driver to claim three successive monocco wins, al jazeera. let's stay on the track and former f 1 driver won the indianapolis 500 for a second time and a race with a large number of crashes and there was a broke end ankle for one crew member as james davidson drove in the pits and it was amended after four cars were in airborne incidents last week and crashes still happened on sunday. and he wasn't scathed and he last won the race in 2000 as a rookie and held off driver will power to win this race, he stays in the car series leader. players underway on day five of the first test between england and new zealand, england started the day with 295 run second innings lead with four wickets
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in hand and already lost one of them and they have one left and lost three and the lead is 344, the first of a two-match series. golfer had a par saving on the 18th to win the crown plaza invitational in fort worth, texas and jordan speith had a chance of a final round of 65 and left him on 11 under but kirk managed to avoid a playoff at colonial for par on the final hole to win by a stroke and fourth victory on the pga tour. >> this has been my favorite turn around in the tour before i was on the tour and came for the been hogan ceremony and generally didn't feel i was swinging great in the week but got it done. >> that is the sport and back to you. >> talk very much. a film about sri lanka war refugees won top prize at the
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caan festival and collected it for his film and it's about three sri lanka people who pretend to be a people to flee their war-torn island for a housing project in france and grandpry was awarded also as an holocost but first time director and film maker won best director for the first feature, his assassin and best act dress for the 50s lesbian drama and the film chronic starring tim ross took best screen play for a mexican writer director. michelle franco and jury prize went to the lobster a comedy from the greek film maker. stay with us here on al jazeera. another bulletin of news is straight ahead. keep it here. thanks for your time. ♪
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